MUGHAL SPEACHESE

January 14, 2009 by  
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MUGHAL SPEACHES & SEMINAR

Humayun Mughal

H.A.ムガール (イスラム評論家. ジャーナリスト)

 

 

1961年5月15日生.1984年パキスタンのイスラマバード大学日本語専攻。パキスタンの日本大使館、外務省などで通訳に従事。
1985年日本国際交流基金の日本語選抜試験でトップとなり招待来日。九州大学で心理学を学ぶ。
1987年よりペルシャン.ウェーブ通商(有)ペルシャじゅうたん屋を経営)イスラム文化研究会主宰として講演活動。朝まで生テレビ出演等。
英語.ウルドウ語、パンジャビ語の国際会議や法廷通訳としても、幅広く活躍中。
スパイス&ハーブ料理愛好家テレビ料理番組出演。(異文化交流会日パ)主宰.New Hope Fukuoka 21,主宰.Fukuoka English Speaking Socity.
パキスタンの民間外交官.ムガール帝国の末裔にあたる。テレビ出演:テレビ朝日(朝までテレビ)(新たな戦争と日本)
他KBC九州朝日放送、毎日RKB放送、福岡FBS放送、福岡NHK放送、東京フジテレビ-トクダネ!等
西日本新聞社第18期モニター。イスラム神秘主義 スフィーIslamic Sufism of Pakistan 主宰等。

講演の主なテーマリストの一部

講演.トーク.テレビ等                   題                                     主催

講演 「イスラムから見た日本の教育」道徳,倫理教育のビジョン (福岡高等学校家庭クラブ連盟)城南高等学校 16年06月10日
講演 「イスラムて何!」テレビ西日本 TNC文化大学福岡 パベリア ホール 16年06月01日
講演 「イスラムの心」 第2回「えにし(縁)フォーラム」福岡国際ホール   16年03月06日
テレビ討論 「どうなるイラク、どうする日本」山崎 拓、舛添 要一 H.A.ムガール テレビ西日本TNC ももち報道K宣言 16年04月17日
講演 「イスラムはテロを教えているのか?」ライオンクラブ舞鶴 西鉄グランドホテル 16年04月18日
講演 「イスラムから見た日本の政治倫理」国際議院連盟 福岡県議会 14年09月00日
講演 「イスラムと日本 中東問題と経済」九州電力 電気クラブ 14年07月00日
Service for peace 日本人大学生とムガール,アフガン難民支援
■ 第3回 アフガン難民のためのパキスタンツアー(2003年9月12~19日)
■ 第2回 アフガン難民のためのパキスタンツアー(2002年9月6~13日)
■ 第1回 アフガン難民のためのパキスタンツアー(2002年3月22~28日)
→この時は、現地で米4トン、油4トン、砂糖1トン、粉ミルク1トン、子供たち1,000人
講演 イスラムから世界を見る~テロ根絶をめざして~ 妙泉寺 生の松原 2002年11月24日
講演 国際情勢とアフガン 九州通訳ガイド協会KLGA  2002年11月17日
講演 現在のアフガンと世界情勢 NETSU塾   2002年10月31日
講演イスラムから見た日本社会 福岡調廷委員会  2002年10月17日
講演イスラムから見た日本の道徳倫理 国際交流会女性の集いアイレフ 2002年7月28日
講演 アフガン戦争と世界平和 福岡自由学校 2002年7月13日
講演 アフガン難民支援と世界平和 埼玉スーパーアリナ NPO Service for Peace 2002年7月14日
講演 アフガン難民支援と日本の青年の奉仕 神戸大学 2002年6月21日
講演 アフガン難民支援と日本の青年の奉仕活動 京都大学 2002年7月6日
講演 アフガン難民支援と日本の青年の奉仕活動 阪大学 2002年7月7日
講演 アフガン情勢とイスラム世界 福岡市民大学 2002年6月19日
講演 イスラムから見た日本の教育 PTA 東志免小学校 2002年6月18日
講演 アフガン難民と日本役割  広島市民大学 2002年6月10日
講演 アフガン戦争と日本役割  三重県女性の集い 2002年6月7日
講演 米国テロの深層「文明の衝突を回避を イスラム文化研究会 2001年9月24日
KBCテレビ生出演 イスラムを誤解しないで!KBC Newsニューズピア 2001年9月25
テレビ朝日 生出演 新たな戦争とニッポン 朝まで生テレビ東京 2001-9月28日
講演 イスラムから見た米国テロの深層  IIRF交流会 東京 2001-9月29日
対談 教主力久さんとムガール:テロにどう向き合うべきか?善隣教本部:2001-10月5日
講演 報復でテロがなくならない! 福岡労働者の集い 2001-10月8日
講演(日本の自衛隊、新法がどうあるべきか?)内田そうへい県議員の憲法リフォーム会2001-10月13日
講演: 国際テロ対策!今の日本はどこへ行くのか? 筑紫野市生活学習センター2001-10月16日
トークFBS放送 福岡在住パキスタン人が訴えるイスラムを誤解しないで!2001-10月18日
講演:アフガン難民を助ける日本の役割とは?TNCテレビ西日本文化大学2001-10月23日
講演:パキスタン人から見た新たな戦争と世界情勢 筑後平和を考える会2001-10月27日
講演:国際テロに日本はどう向き合うべきか? イスラム文化研究会2001-10月28日

講演活動の一部リスト

講演 イスラムから見た日本の青少年の問題 東京青年会/九段会館
弁論大会  幸せいてなに! ユーモア-賞-受賞   NHK.福岡放送局
テレビトーク 外国人が見た福岡            RKB.テレビ 福岡
講演     イスラムから見た日本社会       ワイズメンズ.クラブ福岡
講演    イスラム社会と経済            ロータリークラブ.福岡
講演    パキスタンの子供達           大野城小学校PTA
テレビ出演 愛ラブ爆笑クリニク/桂サンシ.国際結.ハワイ賞. 1997/   関西テレビ.
講演    パキスタンの家庭観                福岡婦人会
講演   日本に来てびっくりした!              九大生OB会
卓話   イスラムとは何か!                 福岡ライオンズ.クラブ
テレビ  イスラム文化と芸術ペルシャ絨毯           RKBテレビ
講演      ここが大変だよ!国際結婚         久留米婦人会
講演      現代日本の教育問題            福岡県教育センター
講演    イスラムから見た日本社会            ロータリークラブ.太宰府
講演   イスラム世界について                福岡婦人会
講演  パキスタンの女性の姿                 久留米婦人会
講演   親と子. 子供の精神とは!             福岡 付属小学校.PTA
トーク  龍につぃて、西洋の龍と東洋の龍            福岡 付属小学校
トーク   未来に世界に目を向けて、                  中央公民館
講演  社長も社員もみな家族                      福岡中央同友会
講演  イスラムからみた日本の家庭教育                篠栗小校PTA
講演   イスラムの子供のホーム.ステイー           アジア太平洋子会議委員会
講演      あなたの子育て観                 福岡篠栗小学校 PTA
パネル    外国人と共に暮らす地域づくり              福岡市民会
講演     イスラムから見た日本人の宗教観          教授アカデミー福岡
パネル     世界宗教「平和 と戦争」              教授アカデミー福岡
講演      人生のシェイプ.アップ!               経済同友会福岡
講演      出会いは幸せを呼ぶ!             ライオンズクラブ。福岡
講演       日本の青少年の生き方                福岡教育会議
講演        母の愛                      婦人会福岡
講演       背中で語る父親                多々良中学校PTA
講演  ボランテイア精神とは何か!              海外ボランテイア女性会
講演    信じるものは儲る!Business & Faith        JC.青年会議所福岡
講演     湾岸戦争とイスラム             ワイズメンズクラブ.福岡
シリズ講演    イスラム講座/ 魂のふるさと   お寺
2講演     私はどこから来たのか!      お寺
3講演     死んだらどこへ行くのか!     お寺
4講演     ゆうれい「悪霊と善霊」      お寺
5講演     人生の目的とは!         お寺
6講演     天国と地獄            お寺
7講演    「仏教とイスラム」比較論       お寺

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テレビ 現代日本と宗教/朝まで生テレビ テレビ朝日

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講演    今目覚める時日本の使命とは!     船井幸雄先生と大分経済同友会
講演    日本の新宗教と社会問題            ワイズメンズ.クラブ.鹿児島
講演      心に通じる心の話方                経営クラブ.沖縄
講演   人生は喜びと悲しみの旅である           ワイズメンズ.クラブ.熊本
講演 ボランテイア精神/ために生きる事           ワイズメンズ.クラブ.Kyoto
講演    21世紀の地方行政 「分権?主権?」          未来福岡21
講演      祭りと地域の活性化               福岡市民クラブ
テレビ   アジアのバラテイ「アジバラ」毎木の夜1999/3   TNC.テレビ西日本
講演    21世紀は女性の時代 1998/10/15   福岡市西区役所 (女性のつどい)
トーク    21世紀は女性の時代           全日航空ホテル.ハウステンボース
講演     21世紀を読む「政治,経済,宗教」               九大会
講演    イスラムから見た日本の政治,経済,宗教観         自民党.福岡県議院
講演 イスラム教から見た日本の神々や宗教々/1997/11/9  新宗連九州総支部25周年集会
トーク    信仰の自由とマスコミ               創価学会福岡支部
講演     イスラムから見たキリスト教            モルモン教.福岡本部
講演       いじめとしつけ                 音楽教室福岡.母親の会
講演      (心と経営)船井幸雄先生と            商業界.大分同友会
講演      国際情勢を見る新しい概念               福岡.Media Net
講演      経営の未来                     あすなる会直方
講演    人生に喜びもあれば、悲しみも有る         ダイヤモンドクラブ福岡
講演     国際情勢とボランテイヤー       海外ボランテイヤー女性連合。北九州
講演    イスラムから見た人生観,宇宙観        ワイズメンズ.クラブ鳥取県
トーク    不景気はチャンスだ!         全日本ホテル旅館経営クラブ.広島
講演      ここが変だよ日本の宗教 1999/2/28        善隣教本部.福岡
講演   国際ボランテイアのあり方.1999/2/11日 (財)佐賀県国際交流協会
講演    日本の教育どこかがおかしい.1999/7/5      赤池小学校 PTA
講演   子供と親の教育 1999/10/5       赤池幼稚園 父母の会
講演 イスラムから見た日本の教育.1999/7/28日  福岡県教育センター 合同講座
講演 外国から見た日本の教育、家庭の教育1 999/9/10 弁城小学校 PTA
講演   日本の教育と外国の教育 1999/12/5      添田小学校
「これから教育をどう考えるべきなのか?」1999/12/1  福岡県教育委員会(県立高等学校長協会)
講演- イスラムから見た日本教育 道徳と倫理    福岡 草香江小学校
講演- 国際奉仕の精神で生きる事とは?   福岡平成ロータリークラブ
講演- 宮本むさし精神とジハード精神  松本道弘と英語デイべート術 弘道館
講演- イスラムから見た日本教育 (道徳と倫理)    福岡早良高校
講演-    日本の子供の心を育むイスラムの道徳 筑紫野 阿志岐小学校
講演-    外国から見た今の日本これからの日本! 中ライオンズクラブ 中洲福岡

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Let me come to Pakistan Book

Daily English News Paper in Pakisatn. Published 3rd Sept 2000 Sunday.

The Nation Review

By Dr. Afzal Mirza

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Let me come to Pakistan

An expatriate’s View
Dr.Afzal Mirza states that the Author of this work,a Pakistani long settled in japan,has done a commendable job in presenting some solutions to the problems facing us from his peculiar perspective.

LOOKING AT PAKISTAN FROM JAPANESE PERSPECTIV

Dr. Afzal Mirza

I was keen to read this book because it reminded me of my visit to Japan in 1981. It was for me a bewildering experience. After having visited America and Europe it was the most impressive dispensation in the world. It overtook me rather it overawed me with its colossal
development. It was an example of how nations with limited space and resources could undertake super-human leaps towards progress. A sense of discipline was writ large on every thing. I always remembered that Japanese experience till those impressions were washed out by the routine of living in Pakistan with its objective conditions. Another reason for going through this book was my kin
S .Sikandar Khan, a scholar of Japanese history and culture who keeps on posting me with his articles on his Japanese experience and with news about Japanese Universities Alumni Association of Pakistan of which he is the Vice President. This keeps me in touch with the reality of Japan in this world.
The present book is neither an autobiography nor a travelogue but the impressions of a Pakistani living in Japan about the state of affairs in this country. The author Humayun Mughal hails from Rawalpindi. After taking diploma in Japanese language from the Foreign Languages Institute of Islamabad he left for Japan in 1985 where he joined Univerty in Tokyo for higher studies in Japanese language. There he met a Japanese girl the whom he married after converting her to Islam. He has four sons and a daughter and the pictures of the family adorn the book. After completing his education Humayun stayed on there and started business in carpets. Now he owns a show room in Japan and also works for newspapers and television as commentator. Last time he visited Pakistan was in November last year. General Musharaff had taken over the reins of the government on 12th October so every one in Japan and Pakistan was keen to know his views on the military take-over. It seems that instead of giving his comments individually to the people whom he came across he wrote a whole book on the subject.
The book Let me come to Pakistan opens with a picture of General Musharaff under which he writes, Dr.Iqbal’s message to General Parvez Musharaff and continues beneath it,
Tell general Musharaff that if this time Almighty God has given him the leadership of this lost nation then he should properly diagnose its ailment which is Illiteracy. As the darkness of ignorance would disappear the nation would appear in its true form.
The story and comments of Humayun are in fact the feelings of every expatriate Pakistani who has chosen to live abroad . It is interesting that when they are abroad then their patriotism and love for the motherland awakens and they feel strongly for the predicament of Pakistani nation. The reason could be that living in civilised societies provides them with an opportunity to compare Pakistan’s social order with the one prevailing in those countries and when they come back and see the perpetual deterioration then they want to do some thing for the country. Now in case of Humayun when he was asked by his children to do something for Pakistan he says, I am not so rich that I could pay off the 36 billion debt of the country but I can write a book and tell them some solutions for the problems of the country.
A friend asked him whether there was corruption in Japan.
Humayun replied that it was there but because of high rate of literacy the people were conscious enough to make the politicians accountable for their misdeeds. Thus once a prime minister is indicted for corruption he can never think of staging a come back. In Pakistan on the other hand due to ignorance and illiteracy the accountability process is just an eye wash and corrupt are not adequately punished. Two of our prime ministers who were removed from office with charges of corruption returned to power which is some thing unimaginable in Japan.
It seems that in spite of living away from Pakistan Humayun Mughal has not lost touch with his own country and had adequate knowledge of Pakistan’s past and present state of affairs. Unlike other expatriates who have scanty knowledge of the history of their motherland Humayun has traced the historical process from inception of Pakistan to date. He views the problems of the country in very clear perspective. For example in his imaginary meeting with Iqbal he pronounces Iqbal?s message in these words,
Go give my message to the people of Pakistan. Tell them that if they want democracy then they should elect for every seat candidates after thorough evaluation. If you will have shop keepers, traders,capitalists and selfish people to look after their own interests then what will they do for the people and country.Allama Iqbal tells him that for traders, shop keepers, industrialists and wealthy people chambers of commerce were enough.

Humayun has extensively quoted from his Japanese experience. He thinks that since he belonged both to Pakistan and Japan he was in a better position to compare the two. He says that people in both the countries are industrious but the difference is that Japanese work for the nation but Pakistanis work for themselves. Unfortunately we have not been able develop a sense of nationhood although our leaders specially Muhammad Ali Jinnah had repeatedly emphasised the need for forging national spirit and rising above themselves. In a chapter entitled Why Japan .?
Humayun points out that the first step taken by Japanese government after second world war was to introduce compulsory education. Those who tried to avoid it they were taught in jails. The primary students get excellent meals in their schools free of cost. Every morning every pupil is given a glass of milk to drink.. They are even given vitamins. Pakistan and Japan have almost equal population and Pakistan has the advantage of having natural resources which are missing in Japan but still Pakistan has not made any progress. The second thing is the lack of proper planning in Pakistan. The author tells us that fifty years ago the planners of Japan had prepared plans and had foretold how Japan would look in 2000. Now they are planning for year 2050. Fifty years ago they sent their intelligent people to USA and other advanced countries to learn the advanced technology and return back and apply it in their own country. They were not sent there permanently to earn foreign exchange and create shortage of brain power in their owncountry.
There was a time when Japanese things were considered as sub-standard. Today they excel in their quality and have surpassed American and European standard. Humayun concludes this chapter by emphasising the importance of education and thinks that it is the key factor for our progress.
Humayun’s account is full of examples and stories of the treatment meted out to him and his family whenever they visited Pakistan at the hands of customs, PIA people and others . Once his family was denied boarding cards when they had confirmed seats and when they approached a high-up he tried to extract money from them because he thought them lucrative source.
The plane was elayed for two hours on the prtyext of technical fault while in fact they were waiting for some VIPs. This and many other examples are there. And when his wife and children get upset on this account he tells them ,Just imagine that I lived most of my life in these circumstances.The author has not only pointed out the ailments but also given some solutions. For example he proposes that there should be a national army in Pakistan. His concept of a national army is different from the one found in former communist countries.
At one time Air Marshal Asghar Khan had also proposed to establish a national army in Pakistan but he wanted it to be on the lines of communist countries. Humayun thinks that regular army should also remain there but should be a wing of national army.
The function of national army according to the author should be to undertake developmental projects in all sectors. The training imparted to them will create a sense of discipline among people. After going through this plan one feels that this system will abolish police department and the functions of the national army will encompass all departments including railways, WAPDA, agriculture, education etc.
In the last chapter Humayun winds up saying that in order to stand on its own feet Pakistan needs three things desperately ,firstly Education for all, secondly a viable economy and thirdly a strong defence and national security system. Should the government of Pakistan permit him he would bring most modern agricultural technology to Pakistan. For this he could organise loan and training facilities for Pakistani experts in Japan. Besides this he wants to convert Pakistani railways to the Japanese system and wants to introduce forced education. He cites the example of Japanese? Bullet Train introduced by prime minister Tanaka thirty years ago that travels as fast as more than 500 kilometres an hour. In the words of flap writer Parvez Hamid, It is a unique book representing the feelings of Pakistanis living abroad written in an interesting style.

Translator`s Note

January 8, 2009 by  
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`The book ?Mujhe Pakistan Aane Do? was sent to me by The Nation for review. I found the book quite readable and although at places I did not see eye to eye with the author still I had a feeling that the author is a sincere person and has immense love for his country. In spite of living away from Pakistan for such a long time he had kept himself fully informed of the happenings in the country and had delved deep into the history of the country. His views are not conservative but liberal and he is still engaged in his research for finding the means to put the country back on the track to progress. So when he wrote to me with the desire to translate his book into English I agreed to undertake the venture in the best patriotic spirit.

As the critics would agree with me translation is not a simple art and it is more difficult when we translate from Urdu into English. Both the languages have their own individualistic spirit and diction. The metaphors we write in Urdu are foreign to English and vice versa. In this translation I have tried to remain faithful to the Urdu text and have not tried to add any thing from my side or make any excisions. I have tried to keep the flow of text in tact. I do not know how far I have succeeded. In the end I must say that the ideas contained in this book are Humayun Mughal?s and I have tried to convey them as best as I could.I am grateful to Humayun Mughal for co-operating with me through out this work.

Dr.Afzal Mirza ( Lahore Pakistan)

FOREWORD

January 8, 2009 by  
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Let me Come to Pakistan
By Humayun Mughal
( Translated by Dr. Afzal Mirza )

After visiting any country which is clean and free from lawlessness and law and order situation we the expatriate Pakistanis start praying that Pakistan may also become such a country also. We see in those countries that their factories are running three shifts in twenty four hours and a large number of skilled and unskilled workers are entering and leaving the work places. The stores have merchandise in abundance and
their prices are the same through out the country. If we buy a match box or a pack of cigarettes the shopkeeper issues a receipt for it.
If the prices are escalated after years then the reasons for this price increase are advertised through the media. The prices of every item are fixed after consultation with the consumer associations. If a theft or burglary takes place the police is so efficient that the culprit finds himself behind the bars in a few hours times and the articles are
retrieved from him which are returned to the owner. I do not say that foreign countries are crime free but the ratio of crime is too low as compared to our country. Mostly I shall talk about Japan because in Japan police officials are your friends and helpers. Instead of punishing the common man they help the common man to obey the law. In
Japan you can see any police officer without any hesitation and seek his assistance.
In contrast to this when we arrive in Pakistan on a very comfortable foreign airline we find that from Airport Security Force(ASF) to custom staff both senior and junior stare at us with piercing eyes and mercilessly insult the Pakistanis coming back from foreign
destinations. Sometimes we feel that we should return back from the airport. Before our eyes jumbo sized suit cases of important people are cleared just in the twinkling of an eye and the baggage of unimportant persons is checked many times with greedy eyes and they snatch as many items that they can lay hands on.
I shall say with lot of apology that we expatriates when travel in Pakistan International Airlines we are so much maltreated and insulted by the PIA staff that a sampling of it the reader will find in one of the chapters of this book. An okayed ticket is okayed many times and still the passenger is treated as if he is travelling without a ticket or as if we are criminals. Those people who have any doubt about my statement should see the long queues of Pakistanis going abroad outside the PIA office where they are asked to get the tickets okayed again and again and one has to visit the office day in and day out. Why PIA is going in loss? It is not due to dearth of passengers. The fares are
highest of all and still the PIA staff tries to fleece bribe out of the passengers and in case they fail to get some thing they usurp some of their items. After coming out of the airport the passengers arewelcomed? by the police men, the tax collectors and the taxi drivers.
We the expatriates send every month millions worth of foreign exchange every month and yet they are treated as criminals on arrival in their own land. The airlines world over not only thank their passengers but also present them gifts or package of concessions. The PIA high-ups should revise their attitude and its employees should perform their duties more efficiently so that the Pakistanis coming from abroad with
love and affection for their country do not shed tears on seeing the
attitude of their compatriots. The Pakistanis who work day and night diligently away from their motherland feel a strange fear when they want to come to see their dear ones. The fear is due to the rampant lawlessness that can result in the blood shed of innocent people in the twinkling of an eye. It happens every where in the world. But in those countries the lawbreakers are apprehended. Here the criminals are never hauled up. If the accused has a strong backing then police can make any body a ?criminal?. But where are the real culprits no body knows. The Pakistani expatriates want to invest in Pakistan but how can they invest here by passing commissions or using recommendation or bribing people. And supposing they succeed in crossing these hurdles then they are confronted with four times increase in the prices of electricity and petrol in a year and a monthly change in the prices of raw materials and those who impose new taxes do not have any guess how much taxes they had already imposed. The result would be that the investor or the factory owner would leave the country after shutting and locking the factory and return to the country he came from.
In a country where the economy is controlled by accountants, auditors or bankers instead of experts in economics the people will remain poor and the economy, agriculture and industry will remain in bad shape like in Pakistan. The Pakistanis living abroad want that there should be peace and rule of law every where in Pakistan. There should be so much prosperity that Pakistanis do not leave their country to work and earn
their livelihood. The rulers of the country should work with honesty and sincerity to improve country’s system. The manpower should be judiciously used to benefit from their labour. It should be used to build the country and secure its borders. The factories are run in three shifts in a day. The prices are kept stable and the proportion of
profit is reasonable. Pakistan should be turned into real Pakistan–.a respectable country whom no one could term as terrorist or narcotic supplier. The brain drain of skilled, educated and experts in modern technology is stopped and the new avenues of progress are created. We have become nuclear power. But Pakistanis need a high status and respectability. The government can not do it alone. There are duties of the common man as well. If the government will fulfil its duty then people will also attend to their obligations. For poverty alleviation in Pakistan a sum of twenty four or twenty five billion is just a joke. If we want to finish poverty from Pakistan we should develop our Industry, Agricultural Industry, and Agriculture . The people should be freed from the shackles of unemployment and poverty will automatically disappear. In this book there are many constructive proposals alongside criticism. May be many people would get upset on reading them but just read all this as a Pakistani living abroad who has returned to this land of the pure after years of hard and strenuous work.
May be these observations touch your heart.
(Humayun mughal) Japan

FROM THIS DISTANCE LAND

January 8, 2009 by  
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Dear Countrymen ! Pakistani Brothers & Sisters and all

Wherever you are in the world I wish you happiness and prosperity. You should work hard and attain progress and happiness. Your compatriot from Japan is sending greetings to you.

I am in this distant land
And it will be full moon night in my country

The real worth of one?s homeland can only be experienced by those who are sitting far away from their country like me. I am living here for years now. Many years have passed living in Japan and speaking Japanese. Whenever I see moon in the sky I feel as if Pakistan?s flag is hoisted in the vastness of sky and I feel from the core of my heart that this symbol of my homeland should always remain high and the memory of country kindles in whole of my body.
Whenever Japanese TV or newspapers carry any news about Pakistan my Japanese wife and children listen it very carefully and later discuss it with me. They try to understand the problem. It is immaterial whether it is social or political. They want me to explain it to them and also discuss it in details. In other words our small house here becomes Pakistan Parliament and I explain everything to them from my limited knowledge. My wife and children remember each detail of the discussion till next meeting. On October 13 1999 when the news about the change of government in Pakistan became known here my wife and children as usual also listened to the news and they raised this issue in front of their Pakistani ?Papa?. They were curious to know why and how such a thing happened and what would happen in the future. So I had to tell them that why was Pakistan founded in 1947. Who were our leaders and how long Muslims ruled in the sub-continent. What are the religious beliefs of Hindus, Sikhs and Christians. What was the attitude of these religious groups during the Muslim rule in India and then when the Muslim?s grip on power loosened how British entered the country. There is very scant literature about it here in Japan and whatever little literature is available it gives a different version of history. There are some writings on Qaid-e-Azam available here in Japanese language. Similarly there are some brief writings on Allama Iqbal in Japanese language also available here. But I keep on conveying these things to my family members and friends in detail .Many Japanese newspapers publish my articles and my views are aired by Japanese television. The plus point with me is that I can speak and write Japanese language with facility.

I came to Japan in 1985 and since then I am visiting Pakistan almost every year .I came here as a student and after learning Japanese language I had two options whether I should take up an employment or do business. In Japan it is quite easy to start a business. So I have opened a big showroom here where I sell the carpets and other handicrafts from Pakistan and its different regions. How did I get married? It was my great fortune that a very respectable family of Japan took me as their son in law. And my wife became a source of my progress and prosperity here for which I am deeply indebted to her. Last year in April I came to Pakistan with my wife and four children, My parents and other brothers and sisters live in Rawalpindi. After visiting that city I came down to Lahore. My wife and children thoroughly enjoyed their visit. They were impressed with the historic and the cultural heritage of Pakistan. They particularly liked the city of Lahore because there are number of buildings of Mughal period. They were deeply impressed with the architecture of that period. Incidentally I also belong to a Mughal family and we are known as Mughals on that account. My children are addressed in their schools with their family name Mughal .In the courses of Japanese schools Mughal history is also taught and my children and their friends often ask me questions on Mughal history. My visit to Pakistan in fact was in response to the questions my children generally asked me. In Lahore I took their photographs in the Mughal period buildings and made a movie as well which they showed to their friends after returning to Japan.
I had told these children a lot about the old history .of Mughal period but had told them nothing about Pakistani politics. But the incident that took place in Pakistan this time was political. In their schools the children are told about world politics so they are also becoming political-minded.. They discuss different aspects of world politics. Pakistan is a democratic country so is Japan. Then what is the difference in the democracy of both the countries? What is the difference between Pakistani and Japanese politicians? Such questions are asked not only by my wife and children but whosoever comes across me here. To answer those questions I wrote many columns in local Japanese newspapers and also appeared on television to present an analysis of political conditions. I told them about what I saw there and what was happening in today?s Pakistan. When I talked about the present objective conditions of Pakistan to my wife and children then they got worried about the huge debt that Pakistan owes to foreign donors. And asked me what I could do for Pakistan sitting in Japan. I told them that I am a hard-working Pakistani and am not so rich that I could help Pakistan in clearing its debt. But I can do one thing while living in Japan and this work is more important and useful for Pakistan than helping the country monetarily. This aroused their curiosity and they asked me how could I do that. On this I told them that I am a Pakistani and while leading a happy and prosperous life here I am still worried about the difficulties and problems of my country men, I think I can make my contribution towards creating a Pakistani mind by putting my ideas and feelings on a piece of paper. When I told my wife and children about Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his ideas they felt inspired. I compared the conditions of Pakistan and Japan and in very simple words explained to them the ideology of Pakistan which appealed to them very much. This is my endeavour that I should explain to my country men the Japanese experience in very simple language like one teaches the children it will be useful for Pakistan. Once a Japanese newspaper invited me for an interview on Pakistan. When they started questioning me I counter-questioned them saying that you want to talk about the branches and leaves of the tree what about its roots. Upon this they asked me to talk about the roots because everything about the leaves and branches is presently being published by the press we want to go to the roots?the basis of Pakistan.

Japan like Pakistan completed fifty two years of its existence but there is lot of difference between the conditions of the both these countries. Pakistan is in a better position than Japan as far as its geographical location and other conditions are concerned. If we make a comparative study of the natural resources and geographical position of the two countries we find a vast difference between them. Pakistan has vast tract of fertile land where corn is grown for centuries and there are orchards of sweet and delicious fruit. You can roam about freely in every part of the country. Besides these smooth lands there are high mountains filled with rich natural resources. Here are ever-flowing rivers that look like rivers of silver and gold. They not only irrigate the land but also make the weather pleasant. There are forests on the mountains that add to the country?s wealth. There are handsome, tall and healthy human beings who where ever they go can excel due to their intelligence, understanding and sobriety. The Nature has blessed very few countries of the world with such human potential and landscape. In Pakistan we have the biggest canal irrigation system that has no parallel. The people are healthy, the land is fertile and endowed with riches of natural resources , past is so great that even the history is proud of it. Then why are we in such a bad shape?

On the other hand when we look at Japan we see some uneven-shaped islands in a deep and vast sea. Where the weathers have a negative effect on the mood of the people. The atmospheric condition of the sea controls the conditions of this country. The land is hard and stony where fertile and green tracts are scarcely found. This land is hanging like a roof on volcanoes. Natural resources are few. Most of the eatables are imported. Canals are found no where but a couple of rivers are there which are not usefully exploited as in Pakistan or other countries. And the biggest thing is that in spite of being independent Japan is not independent at all. It has to face the numerous restrictions imposed by world powers. Pakistan on the other hand is a free country.

If we exemplify Pakistan as a fruit tree then one has to say with regret that its fruit is not sweet and delicious. The body, the branches and the leaves are not those of a healthy tree. It seems that something has been lacking in its nourishment and upbringing or there is something wrong with its roots. There exists some disease in its foundation because its shade is not so dense and pleasant and its fruit is not tasty and full of flavour. But on the tree called Japan grows a tasty and sweet fruit. People love to buy any thing stamped with ?Made in Japan? sign without any hesitation.

So before discussing its roots let us first discuss its seed. Pakistan has emerged from a seed which is called Islam?din(religion) of nature. So there can be no fault in that. Because the basis of Islam is Quran the last book revealed by God Almighty. We find all sorts of lessons in it which in essence mean ? The Muslims live in a society where justice is meted out to every individual including the speechless animals? . It shows that the seed of ideas and thoughts was right because it is outcome of a universal truth. Then where lies the problem? If we thoroughly analyse the situation it will be easier to understand. I told my children many times that we belong to Mughal family which in olden days consisted of many tribes. We belong to one of the many branches of Mughal dynasty. Since we are talking about India and Pakistan , so this story is much older than the Mughal dynasty. Mughals came to India about five hundred years ago and established their kingdom. There was a time that the Mughal empire extended from Karachi to Ras Kumari in the South and it included today?s Afghanistan, Bengal and Baluchistan.. The Mughal rule lasted for more than four hundred years. It is a part of history to which one can easily refer and read the details. What I have concluded from a study of the history is that during that period there were no religious or ethnic prejudices. Mughals who spoke Persian and Turkish languages established a government in India where majority of Hundus and followers of other religions lived. This government was not based on any one religion but on the principle of justice. In whole of India whosoever did not get justice could come and pull the chain of justice hanging outside the Mughal palace. Whether it was day or night the King would leave every thing and come out to listen to the grievance of the aggrieved person. He used to order immediate enquiry into the matter. The Muslim king used to provide justice to every citizen irrespective of his colour or creed. He would administer punishment even when his own wife was involved. There was no politics those days, no sectarianism. I remember having listened from grand parents that Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians all used to share their joys and miseries together. This judicious participation in the rituals of each other had tied all the religious groups together in a nationalistic relationship.

My grand father was an indigenous medical practitioner. It is said about him that when he would examine a patient he would never differentiate between a Hindu or a Muslim or Sikh or some one belonging to any other religion. He used to examine each patient with care and affection. He would provide him medicine as well as pray to Almighty God to bless him with a quick recovery. If he would find out that the patient was very poor he would not only provide him food but would also give him some cash . I had seen in my childhood that when he became very old my grand father would still regularly visit his clinic and treat the patients without any fee. I was quite young at that time and he would accommodate me in his lap and some time would give me money to buy a toffee or ice-candy. My grand father?s attitude was that of a sober and old person of that period.

The British came to India during Mughal period as traders. Some how they managed to get permission from the Mughal government to establish a trade centre in India. Gradually the Mughal government and other local Indian rulers started getting weaker and weaker and the British became stronger and stronger. Slowly and steadily they established their government in the whole of India. But it did not happen suddenly. On rest of India the British rule lasted for more than two hundred years but in the Punjab they ruled for only ninety years. During their period they created an atmosphere of hostility and prejudice between Hindus and Muslims. Rather they showed extreme prejudice in distributing powers and justice between these two religious groups and succeeded in creating a sense of hatred and enmity between them. The combined prejudice of the British and the Hindu majority compelled Muslims to demand a separate Muslim state in all those areas where Muslims were in majority. So they started their political struggle under the banner of a political party known as All India Muslim League. A very renowned lawyer Muhammad Ali Jinnah who was affectionately called Qaid-e-Azam(The Great Leader) was the president of the Muslim League. The whole of India believed in his honesty and integrity. Without mincing any words he would speak the truth and would stick to his principled stand. He always spent his own hard-earned money through out his struggle for a separate independent homeland for the Muslims of India. He never spent a penny of the Muslim League Fund or subscription collected from Muslims on himself.

Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal was a great thinker, philosopher and intellectual mystic. He created a spirit for attaining freedom among Muslim nation through his heart-touching poetry and philosophic prose. His dream of freedom for Muslims and an independent country for them was turned into reality by the great political leader of the time Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 14th August 1947. Although Qaid-e-Azam was an exemplary leader of Muslim nation but he believed in democratic traditions and culture. Whatever steps he took were with the approval of the Executive Committee or General Council of the Muslim League. He always remained active for promoting democratic values. After the inception of Pakistan while addressing the Constituent Assembly he said,? From now onwards every citizen irrespective of his religion or creed is free. Every Pakistani is an equal citizen of Pakistan and will find no difficulty in practising his religion.

The basic purpose of Pakistan?s formation was that Muslims could fulfil their social obligations freely in the light of their beliefs. They should be free in commerce and trade. They should be able to follow the basic principles of Islam that is justice for every one and for all .Thus this new country would be an example for Muslims and Non-Muslims alike. .In the proposed country the state would take care of every individual. Every citizen of this country would selflessly care for the rights and interest of others. When the people of Pakistan would think in these terms then it would create in them a sense of unity and consensus which ultimately would help in forging unity and brotherhood among Muslims of the world.

Those who dreamt of Pakistan and established this country had big plans and had great expectations that this country and its government would lead the whole world. Allama Iqbal had rightly said:

Learn again the lesson of chivalry and truth
Because you will be called upon to lead the whole world (Iqbal)

Pakistan could only provide the leadership to the world if it had the constitution based on Islam?s golden principles of action, faith, unity and discipline. With Pakistan as the citadel of Islam the whole Muslim world would have become a great and strong block. We Muslims have full faith in that true leader whom all the non believers unanimously called Amin (honest) and Siddiq (True). ?You are honesty and truth personified,? they would say. When standing on a mountain near Mecca he asked the non believers of Mecca that ?If I tell you that on the other side of the mountain there is an army of enemy ready to destroy you, will you believe me?? On this all the elders of Quresh and others said in a single voice,? Yes, we shall believe it because you always speak the truth and shun falsehood. We have full faith in you.? The biggest trait of the Prophet (PBUH)?s personality was that the crowd of non-believers who were used to lying and usurping the rights of others ,perpetuating tyranny on the slaves of the town and embezzling the deposits of tribal people, had full faith in his integrity and virtue. As Muslims we should embody the virtues of the holy prophet but what happened to us? Qaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah got admission in Lincoln?s Inn London only because on its entrance the name of holy prophet had been inscribed on top of the list of the law-givers of the history. Qaid-e-Azam had assessed the greatness of seed and soil from this and raised the slogan of Pakistan and every one supported him. ?Come on we shall achieve Pakistan together?. Pakistan the land of the pure, clean, good and well-mannered people. In it there will be majority of those who believe and follow the holy prophet. This pure land will be inhabited by pure people. The first line of the Pakistan? national anthem also reads as
Pure land-be blessed with happiness

I thought that I should consult Allama Iqbal and try to understand his dream and find out what was in his heart? His Allahabad address and letters addressed to the Qaid-e-Azam all point to the fact that this land had been smeared by the injustices, selfishness, greed and dishonesty of British and Hindus. The only way to cleanse it is that Muslims should live here, practise their culture and civilisation with independence, attend to prayers and with blessing of God make this land clean.

CONCEPT OF PAKISTAN

January 8, 2009 by  
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Dr.ALLAMA Mohammed IQBAL’S
CONCEPT OF PAKISTAN
When we try to understand Allama Iqbal?s concept of Pakistan we find that he does not talk about these four or five provinces. He actually wanted to start from these provinces and the present Pakistan. Rather he says that every country of the world is my country because in the kingdom of God and on his earth every country is the country of the followers of God Almighty:
Every country which is the country of my God is my country
Allama Iqbal’s dream did not suffice with the present Pakistan only and he never said that there is one Pakistan only or the limits of the Muslim state end within the boundaries of Pakistan. Allama Iqbal on the other hand says that you are a Muslim and the whole world is your possession. In addition to this he also advised Muslims to attain competence in space science. But alas that our Muslim brothers could not manage even one Pakistan and it was dismembered into two parts and this left over Pakistan is also a problem for the Muslims.
If every Pakistani adopts Allama Iqbal?s thought and tries to understand the meaning of his concept then he will create in himself determination to make whole world as Pakistan. But for that one will have to enlarge the sphere of his thought and widen the realm of his mind and heart. For this he will have to be above the consideration of his own subsistence, his monthly expenditure and building his own house. For the last 54 years we are experiencing the results of self-aggrandisement. We are facing a perpetual chaos and an exercise in futility. Every one, who comes, repeats the same clich

PAKISTAN’S MILITARY GOVERNMENT

January 8, 2009 by  
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The details and moment to moment account of the event that happened on 12th October was flashed by the world media. What we have learnt is that due to the unity and discipline of our armed forces the country has been once again saved from total catastrophe. But this is not enough. For a bright future of Pakistan we need to consider the problems with more thought and care. Pakistan is not a barren country nor its mothers have refused to bear children endowed with intellect and good brains. We have produced some most intelligent people in the world. But the sad part of the story is that Pakistan?s intelligent and enlightened brains prefer to leave Pakistan and migrate to foreign lands and they are leaving the country after selling legally or illegally all their assets.. All of them whether young or old think that their salvation lies in getting out of Pakistan. I myself belong to Pakistan?s capital and have left my country to settle in Japan. Here I have my Japanese wife and children. I have my own business. I am neither a politician nor I have any adventurous pretensions. I am working here in peace and tranquillity. I can not give up my love for Pakistan because that is my country. I visit Pakistan every year and bring with me carpets and other handicrafts worth million of dollars. I maintain a show room here where I sell all this. I keep an account of all my financial dealings. The tax authorities check my accounts but they do not want to snatch away all that is mine from me nor are there any vagabonds who make life miserable for me.

I am a Japanese citizen. When ever there are elections in this country all the big leaders make it a point to talk to me as a respectable citizen. I interview them on television and write columns and analysis about I praise the good things they had done and criticise the matters that need criticism. People discuss and comment on my writings with me but no one comes with a Klashnikov to scare me and my children. I love my country immensely. I am prepared to sacrifice my life for sake of my country but I hate the selfish politicians and so-called political activists who loot the national exchequer. The money minded capitalists. of Pakistan have made the country a hell for common hard working citizens. That is the reason that today every educated young man of Pakistan is leaving the country after selling his property and jewellery of his mother or sister. His sole aim is to live and work hard at a place where there is rule of law and there is respect for his labour so that he could send money for the subsistence of his family. Why diligent peoples like us do not find any opportunity in our country to earn our livelihood with respect? Why are we denigrated and considered low in our country? Thousands of Pakistani citizens are living a respectable and prosperous life outside Pakistan. They love Pakistan but do not want to go back to their country. Even the thought of going back turns them pale because here there is risk for life on every step. They are afraid of getting kidnapped for ransom. They are scared of robbers and dacoits. In a big city like Lahore a man kidnaps and kills more than hundred children or smuggles them out of Pakistan but our police department had no clue of that man. Why is it so? Why only military government could solve the mystery of these killings that made headlines in the world media. What sort of work was done by the police during political governments that they were not oblivious of the crimes being perpetrated in society? These are not ordinary incidents. My hats are off to the courage of the citizens of Lahore who live amidst such police and criminals. Those who have left the country and settled abroad have got used to a regular law abiding life. They do not have courage to come back and confront their lives with such unknown and unexpected dangers.

Here I again refer to the dream of Allama Iqbal who had dreamt to cleanse the whole world of such things rather than only Pakistan. Qaid-eAzam Muhammad Ali Jinnah struggled hard to convert this dream into reality and in order to maintain this reality in tact devised a system for the country that he founded. The system was meant for the development and security of the country. He kept his person free of such aberrations that his personality is quoted as an example. Whatever property or assets he has in Pakistan today were purchased out of his own income. He neither doled out any jobs nor gave any unnecessary concession to his brothers or nephews. I read in a book that Jinnah had a brother who was a lawyer. He asked Jinnah to make him either the attorney general of Pakistan or allow him to practise law in Pakistan. Qaid-e-Azam replied to his brother,? Pakistani people have not made me their leader and governor general so that I should appoint my relatives to important posts. If you will practise in Pakistan all the judges will have a soft corner for you that you are brother of Jinnah. You are a prominent lawyer. You will be able to do better in Bombay than in Karachi. Why do you want to create problems for me by living in Pakistan?. Now this brother of Jinnah remained in Bombay, rose to be a prominent lawyer and never came to Pakistan nor his children came to Pakistan. Qaid-e-Azam?s character was such exemplary but our other rulers whosoever came into power looted the national exchequer and appointed his relatives and friends on important positions so that he could prolong his tenure in power. I am sorry to say that the present predicament of Pakistan is not due to its enemies but due to its own friends.

A PLEASANT DREAM

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A QUESTION FOR Father of Nation

QUAID-E-AZAM Mohammed Ali Jinah

Looking at all these conditions I was very upset. I thought Quaid-e-Azam would be resting in paradise. Let me talk to him on phone. So I rang up the father of the nation. At first he was surprised as to why some one called paradise from Japan. When I introduced myself to him he said the following:
Q.A. Humayun Mughal! You are a Pakistani but why are you calling from Japan?
H.M. I came here in search of livelihood and stayed on. But I do visit Pakistan after a year or so. And on looking at the conditions there I become sad and come back here.
Q.A. Every day I am confronted with sad stories about Pakistan. Now you are there. What do you want to ask?
H.M. O? father of the nation ! If it is in your knowledge what is transpiring in Pakistan then why are you enjoying in paradise. If Pakistan?s predicament is disturbing for you then why don?t you come in the dream of a Pakistani man of authority and shake him. Why don?t you tell him,? O? Pakistani , open your eyes and follow the principles and regulations that I laid down for Pakistan. Ask the people to follow it too. Due to your inaction you have dismembered half of Pakistan. Now take care of the rest of it.
Q.A. My son ! You are living in Japan. You feel pain whenever you visit Pakistan or read the newspapers. But in front of me the whole of Pakistan is present all the time. The daily events of Pakistan are flashed before my eyes like television transmission. Whom should I tell that they concoct my thoughts during the reign of every ruler. What ever has been said in the name of ?sayings of Quaid-e-Azam? on television or otherwise I wonder at it. Every one ascribes all his own thoughts to me. These are not my sayings at all. I gave only one lesson to my people:
Unity, Faith and Discipline
I never used that many words in my whole life which are being printed as my sayings.
Humayun Mughal ! You called me. You wanted to talk to me. I am at your disposal. In whose dreams I should appear. What should I tell them? Will they tell the same thing to the people next morning what I told them in the dream. But do tell one thing to the people of Pakistan on my behalf that whosoever will contact me with truth and love for Pakistan I shall come in his dream for guiding him. The respected father of the nation said, ? I feel miserable and my soul feels pain when some body betrays the land of the pure and talks of breaking it into pieces. He thus betrays the principles of truth and justice and tramples over the rights of poor people who are the true masters of Pakistan.

This is Pakistan. Here every citizen has a right to prosper and reach the highest office in the country. This country never came into being for feudals, capitalists and elite. These capitalists and feudals rather sided with the British but I had the support of the poor Muslims of the sub-continent. This country Pakistan was not formed for fundamentalists to indulge in sectarianism. I had on my one side Maulana Shabbir Ahmad Usmani and Raja Sahib of Mahmudabad on the other side. I had Jogindar Nath Mandal with me and on the other side I had Sir Zafarullah as my foreign minister. I gave every Pakistani an equally respectable status in the country. But who are these opponents to decide as to who has a right to live in Pakistan and who does not have this right. The panacea to keep Pakistan strong and united was that here every one irrespective of his nationality, religious belief, colour or creed had a right to live in peace and tranquillity and love each other. They should have confidence in each other. But my soul gets wounded when some one for self aggrandisement tries to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the country. When some one for personal gain spreads poison in the beautiful and fragrant atmosphere of Pakistan. When ever some one talks of sectarian prejudice my soul shivers and I feel miserable with sorrow for a long time.

Humayun Mughal?. I tried to console the misery and pain of the old man by promising that ? I am opening my heart before you. It will be my endeavour that once again I bring before the eyes of Pakistanis your living picture and pour your voice in their ears so that it penetrates their hearts.? On this his face glowed with happiness and looking at me with happiness and satisfaction he said,? My son you are living far away from mother land still you have so much concern about Pakistan. I wish those who are in authority had the same feeling of patriotism.? He said,? I had laid down three basic principles for smoothening the differences among Pakistanis. These were Faith, Unity and Discipline. If they had adhered to these principles Pakistan would have been an unconquerable country today and no body would have dared or gathered courage to conspire for its dismemberment.?

When the father of nation uttered these words I got lost into their meaning. One needed lot of courage to fathom the depths of what the father had said. If we had a strong faith then we could ask our Bengali brothers in East Pakistan as to what were their grievances. What were their needs? They could take every thing as every thing belonged to Pakistanis alike. ?Do you need Islamabad or Lahore. Take it. But do not leave us.? Islamabad, power, prime minister and president all are symbols of federal authority. If we had offered to our Bengali brothers all this they would never had opted for separation. Lahore is the symbol of the grandeur and glorious history of Punjab. We could have told them to become prime minister or president, appoint their people as governor or minister in Lahore but remain with us. Then, could they think of saying us good bye? Today we would have been the biggest Islamic country of the world.

Unity?We, Baluchs, Pathans, Sindhis, Punjabis and Bengalis should have shown a spirit of unity and oneness and had established a collective culture to flabbergast the whole world.. Allama Iqbal saw a dream for that country and Quaid-e-Azam brought this on the map of the world. It could appear on the map of the world in such a manner that all other countries would have looked unimportant in its presence. But this could only happen if we had observed unity, a mutual brotherhood. By ignoring unity we did not only negate the ideas of the father of the nation rather we disobeyed the orders of Almighty God and our holy prophet. The God says, ? Hold the chain of God strongly? and the holy prophet said, ?All Muslims are brothers.? So Quaid-e-Azam was not wrong in emphasising the importance of mutual unity. He showed us the right path but we preferred to follow the path shown by our enemies instead of treading on his path. India is developing Indian nationalism in their country. But in Pakistan they are stressing for dividing us into Punjabis, Baluchis, Sindhis, Pathans and Muhajirs and we are listening to our enemy. There are various organisations operating in Pakistan under the garb of so called literature , culture and NGOs . Some times they publish a Pashtu newspaper and some times Punjabi and some times they try to prove that Baluch culture is different from Pakistani culture. I wish some one could disband those NGO?s who are working against the Pakistani nationalism. Today we can achieve unity only by laying more emphasis on and preaching for Pakistani nationalism. What a pity that fifty years ago the Muslims of India as a nation were striving for the creation of Pakistan but today Pakistan is a country which is searching for a nationhood. These scattered people are refusing to tie themselves ina single nation. The emphasis of the father of the nation on unity was not wrong. It is perfectly in accordance with our religious beliefs and national aspirations. Unity is a must because this is the basis of our Pakistani nationalism.

Quaid-e-Azam?s third principle was discipline. He wanted us to see disciplined like an army. A single nation from Chagi to Karachi, from Kashmir to Lahore. All Pakistanis from Sylhet to Dacca and Chittagong should have stood united but we got ourselves divided into factions. Today we have half Pakistan but we have not learnt any lesson from our disgrace and humiliation. We are wearing the cover of Punjabis, Baluchis, Sindhis, Pathans and Muhajirs. Instead of raising the flag of a united Pakistan we are busy in preparing flags of different nationalities. If this situation continues shall we be able to keep Pakistan in tact?.

Today instead of becoming a single nation we are divided into families, clans and castes . This division is wrong. All these families, clans and castes can make the basis of a strong and sturdy Pakistani nation. This was the dream of Allama Iqbal and the struggle of the father of the nation. Today not only Iqbal and Jinnah but even the holy prophet would be upset in their heavenly abodes. They had raised the flag of Islam and Muslim nationhood and had said, ? Today no white has any preference over black, or any Arab over non-Arab, rich over poor. All are equal and a single entity.? Are we today an equal and single entity? When the father of the nation talked of his three principles and all these thoughts came to my mind then I felt that the seed which our leaders had sown was good. The sapling was also good. But during the first fifty five years the plant was inflicted by some curse that we started decaying . Enemy?s job is to nurture enmity and therefore it is aimless to complain to him. . What we need to find out is the enemy within ourselves who is perpetually destroying us from within. Those nations who live in discipline do the self-accountability every year, assess their weaknesses. Have we ever evaluated our wrong policies? Never and why is it so?

Is Pakistan not a properly organised country? If our institutions are first rated institutions then why we have not been able to do self-accountability? Those nations that do their own accountability are in fact living nations. For creation of Pakistan we were a living nation. We had attained our goal of achieving Pakistan on the basis of Muslim nationhood spurning every temptation and greed. What happened after that? Quaid-eAzam said it was easy to make a country but it is difficult to keep it intact. For this we need hard work, honesty and intellect. This means that we have lost our honesty, diligence and intellect. The principles that Quaid-e-Azam gave us with his own practical example to make the country strong and secure were ignored by us and were not adhered to.

The saying of the father of the nation went straight to my heart. If instead of forgetting the three principles we had laid the foundation of our country on these principles then no earthquake or typhoon could demolish it. It has also been established that the seed which was used to create the sapling of the Pakistani nationhood and country was good. What lacked was that we did not nurture the plant in light of the sayings of the father of the nation. Not only we did not follow him rather we committed colossal mistakes. It can be compared to the birth of children. A person can produce many children but the problem begins if he does not attend to their upbringing which is the right of the children. If we start following these principles as a nation then our country can produce thousands of renowned scientists, mathematicians, statesmen, innovators and leaders to guide the destiny of the country and nation, economists and doctors. But alas we have failed to achieve our goals. Quaid-e-Azam left us after handing over this sapling to the country but we committed many mistakes and shortcomings in nurturing it and looking after it. We should bow our head before the father of the nation and admit our faults and then move forward so that we could discover some method of reforming ourselves.

WHAT WERE OUR MISTAKES ?

January 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Let me come to Pakistan

We had confessed our mistakes and shortcomings before the father of the nation and also bowed our head to ask his forgiveness but what are those mistakes? As long as we do not identify the mistakes that were the cause of our malaise and predicament and find out the ways to rectify those mistakes we can not undo the wrong done to our administration, unity and discipline.

What I could make out from all this is that Pakistan is a great country and an ideological state. People came from all corners of India to settle down in it. It was such a country that Muslims from all over India considered it as the fortress of Islam and came to live here. It was an exemplary state for not only Indian Muslims but Muslims from all over the world. Just as the Muslims of the whole Muslim world were looking at it as a beacon of light and ideological leader similarly the powers inimical to Islam were planning from the day one to break it and fragmenting its ideological identity into pieces. That is why Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid-e-Millat both had warned the nation to be ware of its enemies. From his practical experience Quaid-eAzam made it clear that Hindus were the greatest enemies of Muslims.

Be ware of the politics of Hindus. Save your self from the mischief of Hindus. But as the Quaid-e-Millat closed his eyes after the demise of the Quaid-e-Azam our subsequent leaders forgot the advice of the founders of the country. Pakistan was established as asocial welfare state. Quaid wanted its democratic system to be an exemplary system for the poor and impoverished of the country irrespective of the fact whether they belonged to Bengal or Punjab, NWF,P Sind or Baluchistan. He is a Pakistani wherever he lives. But during the first twenty five years of its existence the politics of Pakistan was dominatedby those who instead of harnessing the collective intellect and power of the nation created power pockets political influence in various regions of the country. For self-aggrandisement they tried to build up their politics on regional, linguistic and ethnic basis. They wanted to rule the country but were averse to making the country a united as a single entity as strong as a cliff. They practised their politics on the basis of provincial and linguistic prejudices. These selfish people succeeded in creating confusion and disunity in country?s politics and gradually drifted away from the goals set by its founders. An atmosphere of loot was created by all sections of people including politicians, government functionaries, traders, shopkeepers, capitalists ,feudals, workers and tenants. Whatever they laid hands on they usurped it. This lawlessness was death knell for the country and it trickled down to the common man level. Instead of handing over the evacuee property left by Hindus and other Non Muslims to refugees and homeless Muslims the politicians and small and big officials of bureaucracy got it allotted to themselves. Some politicians and civil officers got engaged in a race to become wealthy and rich. They became busy in increasing their assets and bank balances. One can not say this for every one but majority appeared to be engaged in this pursuit . The judges of the superior courts and most of the workers of the Pakistan movement instead of looking after the convoys of refugees coming from India in destitution got involved in the allotment of big properties to these people and then buying it back from them on cheap rates. This race for getting wealthy was very dangerous and for those who were engaged in it the ideology of Pakistan, Islam or even a Muslim were of no value.. Pakistan was a plant of sweet fruit sowed by Quaid-e-Azam but these people instead of watering it or pruning its branches and leaves or adding fertiliser to its roots started plucking its flowers and damaging its trunk. Instead of making it a strong tree they got engaged in splitting it on regional, linguistic and linguistic basis and this beautiful plant instead of undergoing natural development became victim to the fire generated by the greedy eyes and mean conspiracies hatched by the enemies

If we had cared for this tree and had kept its ideological foundations straight then the whole world had enjoyed its cool shade and the whole region had fulfilled its needs of its sweet fruit. We could have experimented in grafting new varieties of fruit in its branches to make the whole of Islamic world aware of its taste and had benefited from it by making the whole world a land of the pure. But alas we could not do it. Instead of feeding our Pakistani brothers on this sweet fruit we are giving them bitter and sour fruit to eat sent by our enemies and making them disillusioned with Pakistan. We have lost our way and this waywardness has already shown us bad days and we are still living in bad times.

Look at it. We have more than half of Punjab with us and less than half of Punjab with India. It was this undivided Punjab which supplied food grain to the whole of India during pre-partition days. Now we have vast fertile parts of NWFP and Sind and the beautiful land of Baluchistan. How come that the land which could feed 400 million people with its grain can not produce grain for only 150 million people? What happened to our lands and peasants? Compared to this the smaller Indian Punjab produces wheat for 1000 million people. They do not collect water levy from peasants and tillers of land and power bill is just nominal. But per acre production is double than ours and the wheat is of better quality. In our country the land is in the possession of big land lords and feudals. There are few regions where land is in possession of small peasants and tillers. In India the agricultural department advises under regular planning as to where should they grow wheat and in which areas they should grow sugar cane. They have specially earmarked certain points where the producer collects his produce and food department takes away this grain after proper weighing and paying the peasants in cash terms.

On the other hand the agricultural department in our country does not provide farmers and land owners proper guidance. In India the production and supply of adulterated and fake pesticides as well as sub-standard fertilisers is an heinous crime. Whereas fake pesticides are officially supplied to the farmers and its price is also too high because these fake pesticides and fertilisers are produced under the patronage of government and semi-government organisations. Moreover peasants are not given any concession in power tariff. The food department or sugar and cotton mill owners purchase the commodities from peasants through a middleman called arhti.

Why food department or sugar mills and cotton purchasers do not go to the producers and buy these commodities on the spot by proper weighing and paying them in cash. If our farmers and peasants are provided with high quality seeds, pesticides and fertilisers on reduced prices and nominal power tariff is charged from them, then surely our farmer can produce better grain than India and can also increase per acre yield. Because Pakistan is a god-gifted state therefore we make fake pesticides here. We adulterate the fertilisers and under a conspiracy charge commercial rate of tariff from our farmers. Even then our farmers are giving excellent results. Agriculture is a sector of economy and if we carry out improvements in this sector we can make enormous progress in the field of agriculture. Which means that we can become self-sufficient in grain production. We can also be self-sufficient in oil-producing seeds and lentils. We can produce vegetables, rice, sugar etc. more than our requirement. Similarly if our cotton and rice crop is grown after proper planning under government patronage we can earn lot of foreign exchange from these two crops.

But Japanese are surprised to see that Pakistan is such a big country where there are rivers and the biggest canal network in the world and still we are poor. God Almighty has not blessed Japan and other countries with these natural resources, still the agriculture and industry in these countries is running in full swing. But agriculture is in bad shape in Pakistan. Agricultural industry is in bad shape. Common industries are gone sick. Textile industry is at stand still. Why is it so? Pakistani workers are present in every part of the world. They ork there day and night. Why can not they work remaining in their own country. Many international experts have analysed this situation. Surely Pakistanis should be aware of it. I did not want to mention this but this is surprising for every one as to what has happened to our industrialists. They are busy in setting up industries in Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and other countries but why are they not running their industries in Pakistan? After securing loans from Pakistani banks and financial institutions why have they locked their units and are wandering in other countries? Running the industry in their own country is the most important task before them which is in accordance with the doctrine of the God Almighty and holy prophet.

The father of the nation sowed the best and most fruit -giving seed for the Pakistani tree and himself departed from the world with the hope that his children and trained leaders would take care of it and nurture it with their blood but he forgot to remember that the children whom he had assigned this task were themselves not properly brought up. How could these half-wit children take care of the tree under whose shade three generations of millions of Muslims have been wandering in utter confusion.

This has made me to think that the children were not properly educated with the method of taking care and nurturing of the plant. The result is that it has become a tree and no body has taken care of its flowers and that is the reason that its fruit is not so sweet and nourishing .If we had taken a good care of this tree and had produced good fruit then people of other countries had also enjoyed its taste and sweetness and Pakistan would be known to the world and the people would learn principles of regulating their lives from us. Then they could graft their own trees with our tree and their trees instead of producing sour fruit could produce sweet, juicy and fragrant fruits like our tree.

In this land of the pure there was only one symbol of Quaid-e-Azam. She was mother of the nation Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah. She was pained to see what these goof children were doing with the tree planted by her brother Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Whenever she would come forward to tender some advice to these children they would push her back. Once in her old age she did come forward to cleanse the country of the bad and fake leadership. She contested the presidential election as well. But these stupid children had full control of the country and they made her lose the election in front of the eyes of the people. All the patriotic people felt so much grief that they cried bitterly but there was not a trace of tears in the eyes of this great sister of Quaid-e-Azam. Rather there was anger and a word of warning to these children that you made me helpless but would you go on feeding the people and nation with these raw and sour fruit in future. The mother of the nation expressed her point of view in strong words to the children and left this mortal world for heavenly abode. Like her brother she was an angelic personality free from any selfish motives. The nation lost in her a mother who was always ready to tender her true advice and guidance to her children.

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